AFFILIATE PROGRAM

The Art of Yoga Project is a leader in serving marginalized girls* and gender expansive youth with our model of trauma-informed yoga and creative expression. Organizations interested in implementing a yoga and creative arts curriculum to their population of marginalized teen girls are invited to submit a National Affiliate Program grant application. 

Organizations selected will receive training and phone consultation services with program experts to help implement the program locally, along with the following curricula:

  • The Yoga & Creative Arts Curriculum
  • The Art of Yoga Project’s Trauma-Informed Teacher’s Guide: A Companion to the Wise Inside Essentials Curriculum
  • Wise Inside Essentials Curriculum (WISE)

(*Please note when we use the term girls, it is meant in the most gender-expansive way possible to include cis-gender girls, trans girls, gender non-conforming youth, non-binary youth and any girl-identified youth).

The Art of Yoga Project National Affiliates 2019, 2020, 2021 Cohorts

  • Nollie Jenkins Family Center (NJFC), Lexington, MS
  • Cunningham Children’s Home, Urbana, IL
  • Youth Arts:  Unlocked, Swartz Creek, MI
  • Crittenton Services, Inc., Wheeling, WV
  • Rising Ground, Brooklyn, NY
  • YWCA Tri-County Area, Pottstown, PA
  • Human Kind Wellness, Dallas, TX
  • Buffalo Dance Center, Elma, NY
  • Sharon Burkett, Amarillo, TX
  • Florence Crittenton Services of Topeka, KS
  • My Covenant Place, Largo MD
  • Pace Center for Girls-Volusia-Flagler, Ormond Beach, FL
  •  Secrets2Truths, St. Paul, MN

California

  • Buena Vista Horace Mann school, San Francisco, California
  • Castilleja School, Palo Alto, California
  • New Alternatives, Inc., Chula Vista, California
  • New Beginnings Teen Parent High School Program, Napa Valley, California
  • New Village Charter High School, Los Angeles, California
  • Urban Renaissance Art and Technology High School, Oakland, California
  • Yoga Passages at Casa De Amparo Emergency Shelter for Children, San Diego, California

Colorado

  • Excelsior Youth Center, Denver, Colorado

Connecticut 

  • Yoga Connecticut (Melissa Barry),

Idaho

  • Abundant Wellness Center, Post Falls, Idaho

Kentucky

  • Lexington Public Library, Village Branch, Lexington, Kentucky

Minnesota

  • Arrowhead Juvenile Facility, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Joy, Rochester, Minnesota
  • The Purusha Project, St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • South Central Children’s Mental Health Initiative, Mankato, Minnesota

New Mexico

  • Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Los Alamos, NM

North Carolina

  • New Leaf Academy, Hendersonville, North Carolina
  • North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Swain County Center, North Carolina
  • Reach of Jackson County, New Choices Program: Job Skills, Life Skills and Wellness Counseling, Sylva, North Carolina

Oregon

  • Lithia Springs Residential Treatment Facility, Ashland, Oregon
  • Street Yoga for Homeless Youth for Morrison Family Services, Portland, Oregon

Pennsylvania 

  • Easton Area Community Center, Easton, Pennsylvania

Texas

  • Cenpatico, foster care children, Austin, Texas

Australia, Queensland

  • Harmony Hooves Healing Hearts in partnership with the Gold Coast City Council, Gold Coast, Queensland